News Releases from NSC (National Skills Coalition)
Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee released its proposed funding allocations for the fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations bills. The House proposal would make drastic cuts to health, education, job training and social services programs.
Democratic Members of the House Appropriations Committee, led by Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) recently released a report detailing the impact of sequestration.
The Colorado Assembly recently wrapped up their legislative session for 2013, and the Skills2Compete Colorado Coalition was pleased to see the passage of several key workforce bills sent to Governor Hickenlooper for signature.
Today, the Senate HELP Committee voted to move forward the nomination of Asst. Attorney General Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor. NSC strongly supports Mr. Perez's appointment.
UPDATE: This week, the Department of Labor released finalized (PY) 2013 allotments for WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Programs, the Wagner-Peyser Employment Services, and Workforce Information Grants to States.
March 26, 2013
Workforce funding will be cut for the remainder of the fiscal year according to the Training and Employment Notice (TEN) put out last week by the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
On Thursday, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Careers Through Responsive, Efficient and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act, legislation designed to improve the effectiveness of career training programs. National Skills Coalition recently wrote to Senators Portman and Bennet, expressing support for the CAREER Act.
The California Senate recently passed a sector strategies bill calling on the CA Workforce Investment Board to develop a statewide sector strategies plan.
The Department of Labor last week (DOL) released the third Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program.
920 national, state and local organizations, including the National Skills Coalition recently wrote to House and Senate appropriators urging them to prioritize funding for health, education, job training, and social services programs in the 2014 appropriations cycle.
UPDATE: National Skills Coalition has prepared a full analysis of key education and training programs included in the President's budget request.
President Obama today released his fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget proposal. The President’s budget would roll back the harmful sequester, and make new investments in skills. National Skills Coalition has prepared a preliminary analysis.